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Mortal Kombat 11 was one of the best-selling games of 2019 and received mostly positive reviews from both critics and casual gamers. The game’s popularity was further bolstered by skin and character DLCs. It appears that NetherRealm Studios, the developers behind Mortal Kombat, are now focusing their attention on a storyline DLC. The developers recently released a teaser trailer that reveals that Shang Tsung will be an essential part of an upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 DLC. Before we discuss the teaser trailer, we would like to warn readers that the following section contains a few spoilers from Mortal Kombat 11. Mortal Kombat 11 ends with a confrontation between Liu Kang and Kronika,... Read more...
When it comes to modern games, debugging tools are a necessity as developers attempt to test certain aspects of their game, try out new functionality before it goes live for gamers, and fix any outstanding bugs. YouTuber ManFightDragon used a bit of detective work to sneak around in the debugging tools used for Remedy Entertainment's action adventure game Control. We've already gone into great detail about Control and its third-person gameplay, but it appears that Remedy has some more tricks up its sleeve as detailed by ManFightDragon's sleuthing. In his video below, there's a rather spiffy-looking wireframe mode along with a free-look camera.  Another interesting nugget gleaned from the... Read more...
Mortal Kombat 11 has been available to purchase for a while now, and the game has stellar graphics and fun gameplay with fans eating it up. The full list of downloadable characters for the Kombat Pack has been unveiled, and there are some interesting (and very familiar) characters being added into the fray. The characters come from older versions of Mortal Kombat and Hollywood films. Mortal Kombat 11 is certainly not the first game in the franchise to rely on pulling in characters from outside the franchise to play. Other fighting games are known for doing the same thing. The list of downloadable characters is below. Shang Tsung Nightwolf Sindel Spawn T-800 Terminator Joker We have already seen Shang... Read more...
Lucia and Poison and E.Honda, oh my! Valve accidentally leaked a trailer for the upcoming DLC for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. The leaked trailer revealed that Lucia, Poison, and E.Honda will be joining the roster of characters. Valve accidentally posted a trailer for the new Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition DLC on Steam this past Wednesday. They noted that there was a “mix-up in the publishing process” that “caused a trailer to go live on Steam ahead of schedule”. Valve has since apologized and remarked that they have “implemented measures to prevent this error from happening again.” Capcom, the video game developers behind Street Fighter, released the... Read more...
Fallout 4 is one of the coolest games that Bethesda has ever rolled out, and one of the important things about the game is the DLC that the company has made available to keep players interested. The Nuka-World DLC added a huge new playable area to the game and another nice thing about Fallout 4 was that the game supports mods made by fans. A new fan-made DLC has been announced and it is of the size that we normally only see from Bethesda. The mod is called Northern Springs and claims to be larger than both official DLCs, Far Harbor and Nuka World. Northern Springs was developed by a team called Modular Illusion and adds a large snow-covered area to the North West of the commonwealth... Read more...
If you're one of the millions of Mass Effect fans that were yearning at the chance to play some additional content, you're unfortunately in for a rude awakening. While it's almost traditional to see post-release content launched for Mass Effect games, it appears that Andromeda is going to break the cycle. We can already feel the angst in the air. It was clear from the get-go that despite the incredible hype leading up to its launch, Andromeda didn't live up to most expectations. In fact, the game's poor animations become the laughing stock of the entire Internet for the month following its launch. Still, the game still had its fans, and after all... it's still Mass Effect. For that reason,... Read more...
Are you itching to explore more of Hyrule? The Master Trials DLC pack, the first expansion for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is now available for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The Master Trials DLC pack includes a harder difficulty mode, in which games can be saved in their own separate slots. There are new, harder enemies in this mode and players will be able to find enemies and chests in mid-air. Players will also be able to trace their route through Hyrule with a new tracking system and temporarily create quick-travel spots with the new Travel Medallion. No DLC would be complete without some new swag. Players will be able choose from various new apparel such as the Tingle Outfit... Read more...
Would you pay full price—or close to full price—for a game that is nearly a decade old? Activision is banking on Call of Duty fans doing exactly that when the standalone version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered ships later this month. If you want the full experience, you'll have to cough up $40 for the core game, plus another $15 for the accompanying DLC that includes extra maps and other additional content. Activision is catching a fair amount of heat from gamers on this one. Initially, the controversy surrounding the remastered release was Activision's decision to bundle it with the Digital Deluxe, Legacy Pro, and Legacy versions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. At its cheapest,... Read more...
Balancing a checkbook can be a real buzz kill if you often find yourself with too much month at the end of your paycheck. Do you know what else stinks? Auditing the expense of in-game purchases, whether paid for with the time you spend grinding away to avoid doling out real dollars, or the actual hit to your wallet for various microtransactions. This is especially true in For Honor, in which casual players would have to clear their calendars for the next two and a half years in order to unlock all of the game's items. Or you can spend an exorbitant amount to unlock everything. Here's the thing—in For Honor, you can avoid microtransactions completely by earning steel in the game, which in turn... Read more...
The Grand Theft Auto series is known for encouraging in-game theft and murder, but could extortion also be added to the list of crimes? Many gamers are complaining that the Grand Theft Auto Online’s latest DLC “Import/Export” is just way too expensive. What is the the new DLC? The Import/Export DLC is free and adds new ways for players who have achieved CEO status to spend their well-earned (or well-stolen) money. CEO’s can purchase storage facilities to store stolen cars. The CEO’s must first steal the cars and drive them back to their warehouse with minimal damage to the vehicle. The vehicles must then be “exported” to other buyers. Like other CEO missions, car theft and car-selling can be... Read more...
If you’ve been showering enemies with death and destruction in Titanfall 2 for the past month, then you’ll be happy to learn that the first round of DLC is just around the corner. Respawn announced that the game’s first DLC pack, entitled Angel City's Most Wanted, is arriving on November 30th. As its name suggests, this DLC gives gamers access to the Angel City map that was popular in the original Titanfall. If you preordered Titanfall 2, the map will be available to you on November 30th — everyone else gains access on December 3rd. Other niceties in store for gamers include the Wingman Elite Pistol and six all-new Titan Kits. Best of all, this content is being provided free of charge for Titanfall... Read more...
When the concept of downloadable content for games first hit us, people en masse were enraged at the fact that companies couldn't just sell us a complete game from the get-go. Fast-forward to today, and DLC is a much more accepted, but that doesn't mean the underlying issues no longer exist. For the most part, many gamers today seem fine with purchasing DLC as long as it feels like it provides real value. If a game is a mere 8 hours long and has $40 worth of DLC to extend that, no one is going to be pleased outside of the game's most intense fans. But when happens when DLC for an otherwise multi-platform game is only available for one particular console as an exclusive? That's something that... Read more...
If you've been itchin' for a chance to strap in and take part in a head-on assault against the Death Star, now is your chance. The latest DLC for Star Wars Battlefront is nearing release, and it gives you a chance to take down the heavily armored space station that has enough power to destroy an entire planet.  “Battle Station” is the latest game type in Star Wars Battlefront. In this DLC, teams first fight with X-Wings and TIE Fighters -- the rebels then land and assault the Death Star. The battle ends when one of the teams heads down to the trenches and blows the Death Star up. There is no word yet on whether Obi-Wan Kenobi will encourage players to use the force while they blow the... Read more...
First announced at E3 2016, Doom’s Unto the Evil DLC is now available for download on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. The download, which is actually the first DLC for Doom, brings with its three new multiplayer maps (Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual) to keep you busy. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a new playable demon (Harvester) and a new weapon (UAC EMG Pistol) to wreak havoc with. The PartyPlay system also allows anyone to join in on Unto the Evil fragging action as long as one of your participating “party” friends has purchased the DLC. There are also new taunts, armor sets and hack modules to peruse. In addition to Unto the Evil, Bethesda is also hosing a double XP weekend which... Read more...
All good things eventually come to an end, and sadly, Bethesda's VP of marketing Pete Hines confirmed on Twitter that Nuka World will be the last expansion for Fallout 4. However, before the post-apocalyptic amusement park add-on arrives in August, Bethesda has one other piece of DLC up its sleeve, the Vault-Tec Workshop.The Vault-Tec Workshop is scheduled to release on July 26 (two Tuesdays from now) for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Essentially a spin the popular mobile title Fallout Shelter (coming to PC tomorrow, by the way), the Vault-Tec Workshop allows you to build a massive vault of your own where you can attract new dwellers and dress up your dwellings with retro-nostalgic furniture,... Read more...
Bethesda is getting ready to send Fallout 4 fans to the high seas with Far Harbor, the third and most ambitious DLC pack for the post-apocalyptic title that was honored as Game of the Year at the DICE Awards, but what comes next? Perhaps a trip to a wasteland theme park called Nuka World, which holds all sorts of fun possibilities. Reddit forum member "flashman7870" data mined Fallout 4's game files and posted an interesting screenshot of what he found. There were three entries of note, including "DLCNukaWorld.esm," "DLCworkshop02.exm," and "DLCworkshop03.esm." Bethesda often uses the file extension .esm to reference files for the main title, and of course the letters "DLC" provide strong clues... Read more...
Nearly a month ago, Bethesda brought us news of three DLC packs in store for its hugely popular Fallout 4. The first of those three packs, Automatron, is now set to launch on March 22nd and will be filled with plenty of mechanized, murderous robot mayhem. Bethesda describe Automatron, which retails for $9.99, writing: The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices! To... Read more...
Bethesda has been teasing about upcoming DLC for its smash hit Fallout 4, but the developer unleashed the hounds today, announcing three new add-ons for the game. So without further ado, let’s get down to brass tacks. The cheapest of the three is the Wasteland Workshop, which will be priced at $4.99 and will be available in April. If you like to hunt big game and put it on display, you’ll love this DLC. According to Bethesda, you’ll be able to “design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers.” It sounds morbidly fun and adds a nice dynamic to the Fallout 4 franchise. The next piece of DLC... Read more...
In a series of tweets, Fallout 4 developer Bethesda has teased some of the game's upcoming content, while giving fans little to go on (as usual). When asked about an update regarding the release of Creation Kit, Pete Hines, Bethesda PR, said, "We're pretty close to divulging details." We're not given a timeframe, but are told that it "Won't be much longer." The response to the DLC question is much the same: "We're not far off." We’re also doing a complete overhaul of Fallout 4 Survival mode. Food, sleep, diseases, danger and more. Stay tuned. — BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) February 11, 2016 One of the neatest additions FO4 fans have to look forward to is an overhauled survival mode.... Read more...
It's been an interesting year for fans of fighting games. With Mortal Kombat X, gaming buddies can finally settle the debate as to who would win in a fight, Jason Voorhees or Predator. And with Street Fighter V, Capcom is introducing a new way to play, one that features a brand new service-based approach with regards to downloadable content (DLC). Straight to the point, you'll never have to buy DLC. Additional content will either be free to download outright, or can be earned simply by playing the game. Balance changes and system adjustments will fall into the former category, while the latter category covers post-launch gameplay related content. By going this route, Capcom is able to promise... Read more...
In the last few weeks, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity has become a cautionary tale of how treating a franchise as a perfunctory once-a-year update machine while simultaneously stoking player expectations can catastrophically backfire. Once it realized how unhappy its player base was, Ubisoft snapped into action, stepped up to the plate, and courageously blamed everybody else for its own wretched game. Now that it's clear that this strategy has failed, Ubisoft is instead handing out genuine apologies, a promise to do better in the future, and free DLC. Yannis Mallat, the CEO of Ubisoft Montreal, sent out the following mea culpa today: Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game... Read more...
Looks like Electronic Arts is not holding back this year with its sports games. The video game publisher is expecting to make around $1 billion in revenue from downloadable content and is also taking steps to crack down on cheaters for its various sports titles. Madden NFL 15 is one of the key games to EA’s strategy. Aside from players paying $60 for the standard game, EA is pumping out a plethora of add-on content such as Ultimate Team players, jerseys, coaches, playbooks, and stadiums. The Madden Ultimate Team packs, which can be purchased with Madden Points, are a huge moneymaker for EA that comes with at least one gold or elite player, nine other players, and some. Analysts, such as... Read more...
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